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Put Lean Bison Meat on Your Family's Menu

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Incorporate more lean protein into your diet by opening the pages of "Bison: My Way!" cookbook. Discover creativity and nutritional know-how as Kristin Olson shows how to enhance the true American food. The cookbook contains 25 recipes featuring...
28-Jul-2014 8:30 AM EDT

Freezing Blueberries Improves Antioxidant Availability

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Blueberries pack a powerful antioxidant punch, whether eaten fresh or from the freezer, according to South Dakota State University graduate Marin Plumb. Anthocyanins, a group of antioxidant compounds, are responsible for the color in blueberries,...
22-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Drying More Corn for Less Money

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Drying the maximum amount of corn with the least amount of energy—that’s what engineering manager Brent Bloemendaal of Brock Grain Systems in Frankfort, Indiana, needed to give his company a competitive edge in the marketplace. To do that, he...
16-Jul-2014 10:20 AM EDT

Poetic Imagery Rooted in Research

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Though people might think creative writers rely solely on imagination and emotion, creative writer Christine Stewart says, “any given piece might have a huge variety of research in it.” She sometimes put as much as five hours of research into...
10-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Developing Better Vaccine for Mutating Virus in Cows

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It can incorporate a cow’s genes or another virus into its genome. It can lead to production of a persistently infected calf that sheds the virus its entire life. Despite yearly vaccinations, one to 15 percent of a herd can test positive for...
3-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Filtering Wastewater More Efficiently

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The largest city in the Dakotas now saves an estimated 1 million gallons of water a day, thanks to a wastewater filtration project done in collaboration with the South Dakota State University Water and Environmental Engineering Research Center, the...
26-Jun-2014 4:50 PM EDT

Conserving Remnants of West African Tropical Forest

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Nearly 80 percent of Upper Guinean forests, which once covered more than 103 million acres across Western Africa, have been cleared—a victim of rapid population growth and agricultural expansion. The remaining forest sections are concentrated in...
16-Jun-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Restoring Grasslands

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When it comes to restoring grasslands, ecologists may have another way to evaluate their progress—ants. The more diverse the ant population, the closer a restored section of grassland is to its original state, according to Laura Winkler, who...
9-Jun-2014 12:55 PM EDT

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Improving Beef Quality Through Maternal Nutrition

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Manipulating a cow’s nutrition level during the second trimester can alter the carcass composition of her offspring, according to South Dakota State University meat scientist Amanda Blair. Fetal programming is the concept that during fetus...
18-Jul-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Bringing Fiber Optics to Electronic Components

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Fiber optics increased the speed and quantity of information that can be transmitted through the Internet by transforming electrical signals into pulsating light. The same can be done within laptops and other devices by using organic materials...
28-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Fighting Malaria Using Environmental, Disease Data

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21-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Combating Malaria Using Environmental, Disease Data

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Dealing with malaria is a fact of life for more than 91 million Ethiopians. Each year four to five million contract malaria, one of the biggest health problems in this poor country. Through a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National...
15-Apr-2014 2:10 PM EDT

Getting the Gut to Grow: Nutrition Experts Help Children with Short Bowel Syndrome

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Parents of children with short bowel syndrome measure their outcomes by the centimeters of intestine that remain after surgery. Many of these children live on intravenous nutrients and fluids, in combination with formula by a gastric tube in and a...
10-Mar-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Chemical Weapons Allegations May Be Game Changer in Syrian Conflict

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3-Sep-2013 12:00 PM EDT

Fire Fighters Stretched Thin -- PL5, Says Wildfire Expert

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27-Aug-2013 10:00 AM EDT

How Are Migratory Birds Faring with the April Snowstorms in the Midwest?

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16-Apr-2013 3:00 PM EDT

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